verb (used with object), in·vig·or·at·ed, in·vig·or·at·ing.
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What does invigorate mean?
To invigorate is to fill with energy or a feeling of vitality, renewal, or refreshment.
Invigorate is especially used in the context of things that make people feel “alive” or renewed or refreshed physically, mentally, and emotionally. Such a state or feeling can be called vigor, which is at the root of invigorate. A close synonym is vitality. In other words, to invigorate is to fill with vigor.
Someone who feels this way can be described with the adjective invigorated, as in I feel really invigorated after that long, restful weekend.
Something that invigorates can be described with the adjective invigorating, as in I love an invigorating swim in the ocean.
Sometimes, invigorate is applied to things other than people to mean something like stimulate or boost, as in These measures are meant to invigorate the economy.
Example: Being out in the sunshine invigorates me and makes me feel alive.
Where does invigorate come from?
The first records of the word invigorate come from the 1640s. It’s based on the root word vigor, which comes from a Latin term meaning “force” or “energy.”
Things that invigorate you make you feel more alive. This often happens in the context of something that fills you with energy in a physical way. But it can happen in other ways, too. Visiting an art exhibit might invigorate your creativity. In most cases, being invigorated is a big change. You could say you were invigorated by an afternoon cup of coffee, but more often the word is reserved for things that really give you a significant physical, emotional, and mental boost.
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- invigorating (adjective)
- invigorated (adjective)
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How is invigorate used in real life?
Invigorate is most commonly used in the discussion of things that make you feel more alive or renew your body, mind, and spirit.
I sat outside for a bit in the cool, fresh, almost autumn night. It felt amazing, but so melancholy. Every year I am eager for this season to arrive; fall invigorates me. Yet tonight I’m only suffused with longing.
This is all to say that I miss my friends.
— Rachel Vorona Cote (@RVoronaCote) September 13, 2020
All packed and ready to head back to the desert. New team, new teammates- I feel invigorated by the upcoming challenge this season
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) February 17, 2012
Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by the panel!!! It was SO invigorating getting to talk shop with peers and offer advice for a bit!
— 🐝 Sam King 🎃 (@SamanthaCKing) September 11, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for invigorate
Put together, Walmart’s status as an essential retailer has invigorated its relationship with DTC brands.How Walmart became an integral part of the DTC playbook|jim cooper|December 29, 2020|Digiday
I felt invigorated by how far we had come and was eager to continue conquering challenges.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship|Raffi Joe Wartanian|October 8, 2020|Outside Online
Scarane’s campaign did not attract the national attention or investments of some other primaries this year, but it invigorated Delaware’s left, which saw some success in other races.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
You can use this 250-milliliter scrub once or twice a week to invigorate your hair follicles and add a new level of hydration to your thirsty strands.Scalp scrubs that banish scaly patches and build-up|PopSci Commerce Team|September 4, 2020|Popular Science
He is happy; the thought of the stars of the National Wrestling Association seems to invigorate him.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Squats invigorate your nervous system and help your stress response since the squat is a naturally defensive position.Squats: The Absolutely Incredible Secret to Staying in Shape|Ari Meisel|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are steps the international community can take to invigorate the Palestinian economy.
I invigorate my sour cream by adding fresh chopped dill, which gives it nice color, flavor, and depth.
I ordered myself to be carried to Mrs. Baynton's, in hope that an interval of repose would invigorate and refresh me.Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
The change of scene and air will be very beneficial to your health, and tend to invigorate both your mind and body.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie
But several collateral circumstances served to invigorate its spirit.
I see nothing that will invigorate the public councils, and resuscitate the dormant spirit and resources of the nation.
This would invigorate the annimal as he used the pole with great energy, and with my help they would get up.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.